Smart Home Technology: Cool New Gadgets for Your House

CEDIA is an annual convention and the leading global authority in the $14 billion home tech industry. CEDIA represents more than 3,700 companies from all over the world with more than 30,000 industry professionals that manufacture, design, and integrate goods and services. If you're planning on turning your home into a smart home or want to head in that direction, this is the convention to go to.

Here are some examples of great tech we got to see while there.

RIVA Arena - $249
This powerhouse speaker can connect up to 32 devices to these speakers and control them throughout your home with the RIVA WAND app. It supports high resolution audio and is perfect for any area of the house whether it be the office, patio, or living room. Best of all, it's voice activated so you can give commands without having to move an inch.

FIBARO Swipe - $149.99
This nice little pad let's you control the functions of your smart house with just a swipe. It's the first gesture control pad that allows you to control your connected home devices without ever touching the pad itself. You can turn on the lights and close curtains with a simple swipe up, or swipe down to turn those off. Those are just some of the gestures you can make to keep life simple. The cool thing with the Swipe is that it works through drywall, desktops, and countertops.

SEURA Outdoor TVs - $4,499
There are many TVs out there with a plethora of options and functions but this TV is weatherproof. Meaning, you can get it wet or bang on it and no harm will come to it. This TV can withstand temperatures from -30 degrees Fahrenheit up to 140 degrees Fahrenheit. It's a very durable TV perfect for outdoor viewing. The screen is anti-reflective and have a very high screen brightness so you can watch it in the sun and won't have to worry about glare.